The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.
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Motherlode, run by the prestigious New York Times attempts cover everything to do with kids and parenting, hence the name. It verges on less of a blog feeling and more news-based worthy topics pertaining to parenthood and children, with an “open to comment” vibe. Luckily, Motherlode readers, who don’t seem to mind the gigantic feel of the blog, liberally use the comments feature.
KJ Dell’Antonia is the current queen bee of Motherlode, taking pride that at Motherlode “we cover it all — homework, sex, child care, eating habits, sports, technology, the work-family balance and much more.” Because it’s run by such a high-demand source, the blog churns out fleshed-out, thought provoking and relevant posts daily. Throughout the week, the blog attempts to cover as many bases as possible, one day writing about Autism, the next about pregnancy war stories and possibly ending the week on a discussion on letting your kids play certain sports.
The interface and layout of the blog is so easy, a kid could figure it out; but this one’s for the parents. Posts are neatly divided by topic and date, so if you desperately need an article on when to take the pacifier away from your little guy, it shouldn’t take more than two clicks.
If you’re into a no frills, more journalistic approach to blogging and parenthood, Motherlode is your top destination. You won’t be melting over a chronicle of baby pictures, videos of first steps or a post titled, “Why My Kid Rocked in the School Play,” but what’s surging on Motherlode is amazing advice that keeps up with the times…and the Times. A motherlode might sound like it’s too vast to be good, but after wandering around the site, you’ll realize you’ve gotten everything you came for and probably a little extra. -- Melanie Baker
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